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Posted on 06/30/2020
List Items Online Before You Sell a House
If you plan to add your residence to the housing market soon, now may be a good time to list any unwanted items online. In fact, there are many reasons to sell furniture, decorations or other unwanted items online prior to listing your residence, and these reasons include: 1. You can eliminate clutter from your home. Excess items may...
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Posted on 06/23/2020
Small Towns to Consider Moving To
Photo by Christian Heitz via Pexels Sometimes, small town life is just what you crave. If you’re considering a move and want a community with that feel, there are several in the East Coast that deliver it beautifully. From New York to Pennsylvania, here are some of the top small towns that you need to see for yourself....
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Posted on 06/16/2020
Use Common Sense During Your House Search
You don't need to be a real estate market expert to find and acquire a great house at a budget-friendly price. In fact, if you use common sense during your home search, you should have no trouble achieving your desired homebuying results. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you discover your dream home. 1. Consider...
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Posted on 06/09/2020
What is Home Repair Insurance?
Photo by: Caleb Woods via Unsplash Home repair insurance is an optional service agreement also known as a home warranty. It is put in place to save costs when there may be a need for repairs or replacement of any major system or household appliances. Often added as an incentive to sweeten a sale, a great home warranty...
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Posted on 06/02/2020
Getting Along in a New City: Homeowner Costs
Image by Mohamed Hassan from Pixabay There are many parts and pieces that go into relocation. Finding the perfect home is, of course, an important step in the process. But once you have found a residence in your new city or town, it is crucial to consider other home-ownership factors that will affect your monthly and annual expenses....
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Posted on 05/26/2020
Benefits of Buying a Large Home
Image by ErikaWittlieb from Pixabay For most people, buying a house is the biggest investment they will make. Unless you are paying cash, the transaction could become complicated. Not that many people can pay cash for a house – and for those that can, it often makes more sense to borrow than to use up cash reserves, especially...
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Posted on 05/19/2020
Market Trends to Watch in 2020
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay So what will 2020 bring to the real estate market? While market trends can, and do, change on a whim, some activity seems to be easier to predict. If you’re entering the market this year as a buyer or seller, having a better understanding of these trends will help you make informed...
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Posted on 05/12/2020
How to Tackle Home Selling Challenges
Home sellers may encounter problems as they try to get the best prices for their residences. Fortunately, there are lots of things that sellers can do to reduce or eliminate hurdles that otherwise may slow down the house selling journey. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you tackle various home selling hurdles. 1. Analyze the...
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Posted on 05/05/2020
What Are Bridge Loans?
Image by 3D Animation Production Company from Pixabay Understanding the type of loan you're getting matters, to protect your financial interests. You also need to know when to choose one type of loan over another. So, should you choose a bridge loan? When might that be the best choice for getting into the home of your dreams? Here's...
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Posted on 04/28/2020
Is It a Good Time to Invest in Amelia Island?
Image by pwemedia from Pixabay Summer is the in-season on Amelia Island in Northeast Florida. But this popular vacation spot is enjoyable year-round, thanks to weather that ranges from mild to spectacular. A close-knit coastal community that's as charming as it is scenic holds the key to Amelia Island's reputation as a top-notch vacation spot. If you're thinking...
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Posted on 04/24/2020
8206 Heritage Crossing Court, Manassas, VA 20109 is now new to the market!
Access is key and this beautiful, bright, south-facing townhome is literally minutes from everything with easy access to I-66, an array of shopping and dining options within walking distance, close to the Manassas Mall, Historic Downtown Manassas, commuter trains, buses and more. This property gleams with pride of ownership and features hardwood floors throughout the main level, a large kitchen with full-size pantry, granite counters and stainless appliances, dual Masters with ensuite bathrooms, plus an additional full bath and bedroom. The property backs to trees for peace and privacy and features a spacious deck. SMARTHome features...
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